The Decree 158/012 allows industrial consumers, which generate wind energy, to establish contracts with the National Electricity Utility (UTE).
The contracts are defined for three different types of generation configurations: on-site generation, off-site generation and generation in partnership with other parties.
The Decree provides 20-year PPAs for excess power at USD 63.5/MWh. The PPA price was set based on the last wind power auction immediately preceding the contract. In this case, this meant USD 63.5/MWh, the resulting average price wind auctions authorized by Decree 159/011.
Wind farms must be between 150kW and 60MW, connected to the -mid or -high voltage grid and self-consumption should account for at least 50% of the generated power.
The legislation was valid for two years or until 200MW of capacity were achieved.
The Decree 433/012 complements Decree 158/012 by establishing the price of the electricity that will be paid to the UTE by the industrial consumer/wind energy producer.